PlayStation 5 Reaches 1 Million Sales In Record-Breaking Time

The PlayStation 5 has reached over 1 million in sales in the United Kingdom, making it the fastest-selling PlayStation console in UK history.

As reported by, the official stats were compiled by data and analytics website, GfK.  According to the statistics, Sony’s latest console had reached the record-breaking milestone in August, just 39 weeks after the console had launched.

In comparison, the PlayStation 5 had reached the impressive milestone three weeks faster than the PlayStation 4 in the UK. also reports that up until July this year, the PlayStation 4 was still winning the race.

Since August 28th, games consoles have sold a further 151,000 in the UK. This extra surge in sales meant that console sales had surpassed 1.4 million sales this year. This meant that the sales were up by over 33% from 2020.

An image of both versions of the PlayStation 5, with two DualSense controllers
Credit: Sony

The GfK data also confirms that PlayStation 5 is sitting at number one in console sales this month, with the Nintendo Switch being in second place, and the Xbox Series X|S in third.

As we lead up to Christmas, console sales will only increase, which will, unfortunately, result in further stock shortages.

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Featured Image Credit: Sony